Comic book commie president Hugo Chavez of Venezuela paid a visit to Russian president (and Vladimir Putin sock puppet) Dmitry Medvedev and was on a major arms shopping expedition to protect Venezuela from the Imminent US Invasion™ which seems, um, not very imminent.
Chavez is expected to reach a number of agreements for purchasing military hardware while in Russia, according to Russian news media reports. One newspaper reported that the deals could be worth up to $2 billion.
"That way we can guarantee Venezuela's sovereignty, which is now threatened by the United States," Chavez was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying.
Just how much defense does $2 billion buy these days? I'm thinking not much.